Director Anurag Kashyap, whose forthcoming Dev D is a modern-day take on Sarat Chandra’s novel Devdas, maintains that his film is not at all like Sudhir Mishra’s Aur Devdas.
Kashyap says that Dev D is very different from Sudhir’s Aur Devdas. The only similarity is that both have drawn parallels from the classic novel. Otherwise, Aur Devdas is based on politics and Dev D is on youth and their life. These are two different films with a completely diverse approach.
Kashyap said that the original idea of making Dev D was suggested to him by actor Abhay Deol when he narrated a story regarding a man in London and suggested making a modern take on Devdas.
Kashyap, who is known for directing films like Black Friday and No Smoking, entered Bollywood as a scriptwriter for Ram Gopal Varma’s hit film Satya. He later went on to writing scripts for films like Kaun, Shool and Yuva.
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